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Hi I'm Krystal

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to one, a daughter to two, a little sister to three, a big sister to three more, and can't wait to be a mother of eight... on second thought maybe just three or four. Growing up on a farm with seven children was sometimes crazy, usually loud, and never dull. I love games, to play in the mud, love to cook, and hate to follow the recipe. My family is my life, it is sometimes hard being 1500 miles away. My husband and I recently moved across the country to take a job following his graduation from grad school. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family and am so grateful to know I can be with them forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. Heavenly father knows me, loves me, and wants me to be happy. He has created a way for all of us to come back to him and live with our families forever. I love my family so much and I know that when I married my sweet husband 3 years ago that we wouldn't part at death. Heavenly Father gives me so much guidance and strength to get through any trial. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I have felt it in my heart.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church I have the opportunity to work with a group of 14-16 year old girls. They are so great to be around. I teach them lessons about the gospel on Sundays and we get together during the week for activities. They are such sweet girls and have so much to offer. Recently we went to our local food bank and cleaned the building, the girls and I felt so happy helping our community. I love being around them and doing things that make us better people. I believe in being honest and in loving and serving those around me. I try to follow my Savior's example through providing service to those around me and visiting and caring for others in my church and community.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Krystal
Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon contains the writings of prophets and testifies of Jesus Christ. As those familiar with the Bible know, the Bible contains the ancient writings of prophets living in Israel and throughout parts of ancient Europe near the Mediterranean Sea. The Book of Mormon contains writings of prophets who dwelt in ancient America. Both books testify of Christ and work together to help us understand His teachings and gospel. After Jesus died on the cross he was resurrected. Following His resurrection and ascension into heaven, He went to the Americas and visited the people there. He taught the people there and established his gospel. The Book of Mormon contains these writings. After Christ's ascension into heaven on the Eastern continent, he left his church to the charge of the twelve apostles who continued to be guided by revelation. Over time, many of the apostles were killed and ultimately the church Christ established in it's purity was taken from the earth due to the wickedness of the people. In our day, the Lord has once again restored his gospel in its fullness to the earth. As part of this restoration, the writings found in the Book of Mormon were brought forth and translated by the power of God through the prophet Joseph Smith. I am very grateful for the teachings found in the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. Along with the Bible, it teaches us of our Savior and his plan for us to return to Him as eternal families. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Krystal
One of the Lord's commandments to His children here on earth is to be baptized. By doing so, we make a covenant or promise with Him to serve him and keep His commandments. Baptism must be performed by a member of His church holding His authority or priesthood. Christ has also revealed that baptism must be performed by immersion, that is one must be completely buried in the water and come forth out of the water. Baptism by immersion is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It also symbolizes the death and burial of our old life as we come forth out of the water and promise to begin a new life as a disciple of Christ. By doing so we take upon us Christ's name and partake of his atonement or sacrifice. In doing so we are made clean and forgiven of our sins and we repent and follow Him. In addition to baptism by water, we must also be baptized by fire or by the Holy Ghost. We receive the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands by one who holds God's authority following our baptism by water. In order to be baptized one must be old enough to be accountable and able to understand the covenant that is being made. In our day, the Lord has revealed that we are not to be baptized until we are at least eight years of age. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had to be baptized and to be come a member of Jesus Christ's church. I know that I can become clean as I keep the promise I made at baptism by following his commandments. Show more Show less